Meet Apple’s Redesigned iMac

Apple's Redesigned iMac

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Aside from launching the iPad Mini, Apple also took the wraps off its redesigned iMac. The all-in-one computer received a major update, as it now features a 5-mm thin form factor and a new high-resolution display that is laminated on the computer’s glass cover.

Redesigned iMac Features

The new iMac has a front display featuring an edge-to-edge glass and that is 45 percent thinner than its predecessor. It lacks an optical drive, while its internal components were re-engineered. As stated by Phil Schiller, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing:

With a stunning design, brilliant display, and faster performance, we’ve made the world’s leading all-in-one desktop computer better in every way. The all-new iMac is unbelievable thin, yet packs an incredible amount of performance and technology into our most innovative desktop.

Apple’s new iMac will become available in 21.5-inch and 27-inch models. Both units will boast full lamination design that makes pixels appear as though they are directly on the glass. In fact, each display is individually calibrated on the assembly line using the spectroradiometer.

Its completely re-engineered display can reduce reflection by 75 percent while maintaining brilliant color and contrast. The iMac’s screen is powered by NVIDIA’s Kepler Graphics, which provides 60 percent faster performance than the previous models.

The desktop also houses a FaceTime HD Camera, dual microphones, and stereo sound system. It also has two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports, that allow for greater expandability.

As for its memory, the device has 8 GB of RAM standard with the capability to configure the machine up to 32 GB. The desktop’s storage, on the other hand, is taken care of by a standard 1 TB HDD that can be upgraded up to 1 TB Fusion Drive for the 21.5-inch version. However, the 27-inch unit features 3 TB HDD, 1 TB or 3 TB Fusion Drive, or 768 GB SSD.

Although the new iMac is 8 pounds lighter than the existing models, it still has “serious computer” inside it. That’s because the device sports Intel quad-core Ivy Bridge processors and up to 32 GB of RAM.

Pricing and Availability

This November, people can purchase the 21.5-inch iMac through the Apple online store, retail store, and authorized resellers. The entry-level 2.7 GHz will cost $1,299, while the 2.9 GHz and 3.6 GHz models are tagged at $1,499.

On the other hand, the 27-inch model will be available on December, and it will cost $1,799 for the 2.9 GHz unit. Its 3.6 GHz counterpart is priced at $1,999.

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